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People went to the old gymnasium at Franklin Junior High School in Des Moines on Friday night. After all the chairs were taken, other people were standing at the back and sides of the room. A group of speakers sat at the front of the room: newly elected Des Moines School Board member Maria Alonzo-Diaz, …

Want to run for the Grand Forks School Board? Grand Forks Public Schools is set to hold elections for five seats on its nine-member school board in June. As of Thursday, March 10, three people have filed the necessary documents to appear on the district ballots. They are, in alphabetical order by surname: Ron Barta, …

East of Lyme Monday — Zoning Appeal Board, 6:30 pm Town Hall meeting room. Tuesday — special meeting of the finance council, 7 p.m., town hall; Port Management/Shell Commission, 7 p.m., City Hall. Wednesday—Board of Assessment Appeals, 6 p.m., Town Hall; Meeting of the Council of elected officials and public hearing, 7 p.m., town hall. …

Principals of the Edmonds School Board are meeting virtually on Tuesday evening. Educators working in the Edmonds School District’s special education program and their supporters appeared outside the virtual Edmonds School Board meeting on Tuesday to voice their concerns about the program, saying in a letter that they ” feel completely abandoned” by the district …

Three months into her first term, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has been tasked with finding a permanent leader to lead the city’s public schools as she embarks on the nomination process for the next commissioner of the Boston Police Department. To that end, Wu and School Committee Chairman Jeri Robinson announced Thursday that there would …

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit parent who claimed he lost his job for criticizing COVID-19 policies at local schools has reached a tentative agreement to settle a lawsuit against the district, an official said Tuesday. attorney. Controversy over the Rochester District’s handling of outspoken parents continues to simmer in the Oakland County community. …

WATERVILLE — The Waterville School Board voted 6-0 Monday night to hire the Maine School Management Association to help find a principal to succeed Eric Haley, who plans to retire this year. Board member Spencer Krigbaum offered to spend up to $5,000 to start the process, which in total could cost up to $18,000, depending …

Jefferson Middle School could be the next Madison school to be renamed, according to the Madison School Board‘s agenda for its regular February meeting. District spokesman Tim LeMonds said Jenkins’ request is based on community feedback on the matter, and Jenkins will request the creation of an ad hoc committee to begin exploring the potential …

Voters in Burlington, Vermont, will be asked to approve a bond in November to build a new high school and technical center. Before that, school officials held what they called a “kick-off” forum to hear from the design team and school officials about the plan. Burlington school officials had planned a major renovation of the …

(The Hill) – A Virginia high school has apologized for placing a sign that read “Things some adults don’t want you to read” among a display of books in its library as a number of schools and communities debated whether to teach or ban books that address topics such as sexual orientation and race. The …

Like many school districts in the region and across the country, Hillsborough County is facing a shortage of bus drivers. Currently, the county is about 130 drivers short. District officials hope a pay rise will attract new drivers. School Superintendent Addison Davis announced at a press conference on Wednesday that he is asking the school …

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Here’s the latest news and information about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines. 4:50 p.m.The Johnston County School Board voted to make face coverings optional for students, staff and school visitors without stipulations. The policy change will take effect on February 21. The board voted Monday in a special session virtual meeting. Students …

Schools “We don’t have the luxury of being able to waste time.” Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius (left) and Mayor Michelle Wu speak outside Brighton High School last week. Lane Turner / Globe Staff Departing Boston Schools superintendent: ‘Nothing is pushing me out’ Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius to step down in June …

Many South Carolina K-12 virtual public school programs suffer from high failure rates. The problems have become so acute that Horry County School District, the third-largest school district in the state, announced at a January 25 board meeting that it was considering ending its virtual program after that about half of his students failed at …

RIPLEY — Jackson County Schools Superintendent Blaine Hess has announced his retirement. Hess resigned Feb. 3 at the Jackson County Schools Board meeting and the board approved him, effective July 1. Hess said, “I can’t wait to retire. I have been in education for 39 years, and the last 16 as a superintendent. …

KINGSPORT — When Kingsport School Board President Jim Welch quizzed the five-member council on budget priorities, a classified pay raise easily came out on top during a Tuesday night business session. Asked by Welch about a recent budget presentation session, Vice President Julie Byers and members Brandon Fletcher, Todd Golden and Melissa Woods said classified …

An Arnold native and graduate of the New Kensington-Arnold School District has been named associate dean of Harvard Law School. Monica E. Monroe will begin Feb. 22 as assistant dean of the Office of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging at Harvard Law School. She goes to Harvard from Carey Law School at the University of …

ROCHESTER — As Rochester Public Schools searches for a new superintendent, local officials are unconcerned about a previous failed effort in Minneapolis associated with the research firm RPS contracted with. RPS approved a deal with Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) in January. The board and the company have since established a timeline for the …

A female administrator who was paid less than a male colleague to do essentially the same job has settled her lawsuit against Roanoke County Public Schools, two months after a judge ruled her case had merit. Erin Barnett, school system supervisor for science education, sued for gender discrimination after learning her salary was about $26 …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The book ban debate is taking center stage at the Tennessee State Capitol. Earlier this month, the McMinn County School District Board voted to remove Maus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the Holocaust, from his program. Some leaders support the movement, others say the action does nothing more than an attempt …

STAFFORD — Superintendent Steven A. Moccio has proposed a 4.92 percent increase in spending, or $1.4 million more, for a proposed total school budget of just over $30.5 million for the 2022-23 financial year. Salary increases, special education costs and small budget increases in recent years are the main reasons for the strong growth, Moccio …

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida. – The state’s attorney’s office announced Monday that it found “no foul play” in the case filed against Brevard County Public Schools by the parents of a child with Down syndrome who had a mask attached to his head. State’s Attorney Phil Archer said after reviewing that investigation, he found no criminality …

Recent School Board Actions in Northeast Michigan: ∫ The Alcona Community School Board evaluated Dan O’Connor in a closed meeting on Dec. 13 and unanimously decided that he had been highly effective during the school year 2021. The board has approved a term for kindergarten teacher Keturah Dellar. The board revised several policies at second …

On January 11, retired school administrator Paul Kaminski spoke out in favor of the district’s continuation of Cerro Coso Community College as a tenant of the district’s Snyder Avenue campus, which once served as the campus for the Monroe High School, Jacobsen Middle School, and Tehachapi High School. His comments came during a Tehachapi Unified …

As of June 2020, the former West Point Independent School District school building has not been used by students, let alone city officials and residents. Hardin County Schools absorbed the school district after WPI determined they were no longer financially viable for a variety of reasons, including population depletion. West Point Councilman Richard Ciresi, along …

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, La. (WAFB) – The former green school was built in 1921 to serve the children of the small community of Husser in Tangipahoa Parish. This is where great ancestors learned to read and write, and it was the place for important family gatherings. There are now efforts to save the old Husser School. …

WEST — The architectural firm working on a school building project is nearing completion of a report on existing conditions and plans to meet with administrators and possibly students next week. These meetings will allow representatives of the firm JCJ Architecture to better understand the needs of schools as well as the information and data …

NORTH LAWNDALE – While a battle between Chicago’s public schools and the Chicago Teachers Union interrupted in-person classes for most of the city’s students, a West Side charter school was able to function normally thanks to numerous precautions , planning and frequent communication with parents. North Lawndale College Prep, spread across the campuses of 1615 …

to cook After two tight ballots, the Altoona region school board appointed Chris Cook as the vacant principal of the school on Monday evening. Cook, whose appointment is effective immediately, will serve a two-year term on the school board that was released early last month with the resignation of former board chair Sharon Bream. “I …

Mobilize to meet the need By Taylor Owens • Dec. 27 2021 • Retired educator Carl Schoessel officially began his second term as Acting Superintendent of Delton Kellogg Schools on Monday, December 13. He is expected to remain in this position until the start of the next school year, July 1, while the school board …

Leechburg-area school district officials have hired a familiar face as the new business manager. Teresa Edinger, a 1987 graduate and former school board member, was unanimously approved as the best financial administrator on December 8. Edinger lives in the district. She received an associate’s degree in computerized accounting from the Monroeville School of Business in …

In its latest post from 2021, the Oshkosh Examiner provides the editor’s take on the 10 most important trends and stories of the year. Be sure to check out the reviewer’s list of the 10 titles that have garnered the most attention on the internet. 10. Oshkosh Defense wins major contract but sends work out …

Over the past few weeks, the retired Austin, Texas school librarian, along with three other library professionals, has spearheaded a grassroots effort known as #FReadom. Their goal is to fight the tide of book-related challenges in the state and create a space for school librarians to help each other. “We wanted to state that we …

An award-winning superintendent of a suburban Seattle school district is competing with a longtime local district administrator for the leadership position of the San Diego Unified School District. In a few weeks, the public will meet with Susan Enfield and Lamont Jackson, the only finalists selected by the school board to replace former Superintendent Cindy …

VANCOUVER, Wash .– The Evergreen School Board in Vancouver, Wash., Fired Superintendent Mike Merlino after putting him on paid leave as part of a misconduct investigation earlier this month. At a special meeting, school board members voted to fire Merlino immediately and without cause, allowing Merlino to receive about a year’s salary at almost $ …

The East Lancaster County School District has found its next superintendent. Michael Snopkowski, currently Deputy Superintendent of the Avon Grove School District in Chester County, will take over as Elanco’s senior official on February 28, 2022. The school board unanimously approved Snopkowski’s appointment at its Monday night meeting. Snopkowski will replace Bob Hollister, the county’s …

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara released a statement regarding his future with the school district on Friday evening after a few tense months with school board administrators. In his statement, he announced that he would return as acting superintendent on Monday, December 6. His full statement is as …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Indianapolis school administrator who went viral for explaining how his district grows Critical Race Theory on the kids was kicked out of his email and Google Drive accounts and was asked to work from home because he caused “anxiety” to other staff. “An hour ago Indianapolis Public …

The mess over the $ 76 million in “risk pay” bonuses awarded by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to county employees for their work during the pandemic is remarkable. It is also a serious warning to all taxpayers. Who do we hold responsible for the huge sums of US bailout money available to …

Nov 18 — The Palestine Independent School District offered its employees grade 11 turkeys on Tuesday, November 16. “We have so much to be thankful for as a school district,” said Stanley Sokolowski, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PISD. “On the part of the board, giving our employees turkeys only shows a small …

Hudson Mayor Craig Shubert will not face criminal charges following the firestorm he started in September by demanding the resignation of the school board or facing criminal charges for false allegations of authorization of child pornography in a college class. Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh released her ruling on Tuesday, accompanied by a scathing …

Baraboo School District administrators Tammy Thompson Kapp, left, and Michele Yates-Wickus take part in a socially distanced meeting on July 15, 2020, in the administration building. The building is expected to receive approximately $ 51,000 in upgrades this winter to address conference room issues, lack of confidential meeting space, and erratic heating. NEWS ARCHIVES OF …

BELBROOK, Ohio (WDTN) – The local Bellbrook-Sugarcreek school district held a special meeting on Saturday, November 6, 2021 to discuss allegations of misconduct involving employees in the district. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek school principal faces charges After several hours of executive session, Deputy Superintendent Sheila Woody released a statement regarding the results of this meeting. In the statement, …

Plano ISD’s Board of Directors this week approved a 2022-2023 academic calendar that runs from August 10, 2022 to May 26, 2023. Here are some important points: First semester Rating period one – 41 days Student and teacher vacations – Sept. 5 and Oct. 10 Rating period two – 43 days Holidays for students, teachers …

According to the superintendent, Dr. Mike Redmond, on Tuesday evening, the two public schools in Shakopee passed questions on operating royalties. The unofficial results show that 5,060 voters, or 66.4%, voted to pass question 1 against 2,566 voters, or 33.6%, against, according to Redmond. 4,774 voters, or 62.7%, voted to pass question 2 against 2,836 …

Stoughton High School initially evacuated some of its students and staff on Monday, October 25, based on a report of a person wielding a gun. That evening, administrators said the protocol was wrong. The school first followed a protocol known as ALICE, developed in recent years to assist authorities when an armed person is on …

LIBERTY CENTER – A new School Resources Officer (SRO) was introduced to the local Liberty Center school board at its regular meeting on Monday. The board also heard presentations from high school principal Greg Radwan, athletic director Kaleb Pohlman and director of student services Katie Jimenez. In addition, Superintendent Richie Peters provided an update on …

Join host Dominick Bonny this week as he reflects on some of the worst behaviors we’ve seen from candidates running for the Wenatchee School Board this election season. Next, we’ll head to East Wenatchee to meet Salvador Tovar, owner of Tacos Chavas, and take a look at this new family business located in the old …

A New Jersey congressman received a significant pay raise for his post in the Paterson School District this year, according to payroll records. Benjie Wimberly’s salary rose from $ 147,105 to $ 169,778, according to district records, a huge increase of $ 22,600. Wimberly represents District 35, which includes Paterson, in the New Jersey Assembly. …

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Clark County School District Board of Directors is expected to discuss the employment of the superintendent, Dr. Jesus Jara, at its next meeting. An agenda released Friday for an Oct. 28 meeting, says directors will discuss and “possible action on termination for convenience by the board of directors of the …

A Virginia school board superintendent who denied having “any record” of a student raped by a 15-year-old “boy in a skirt” reported the assault to the school board on the day of the attack, an e- report reveals recently leaked mail. . Loudoun Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler initially told parents at a school board meeting …

NEW BLOOMFIELD – The New Bloomfield R-3 School District School Board heard Professional Development Chair Lauren Sweeten discuss the district’s professional development plan at their October meeting. She informed the board that the plan hasn’t changed much from previous years, but that they were able to incorporate some of the things they learned at the …

As they planned to close eight schools next fall, leaders of St. Paul’s public schools blamed charter school competition and low birth rates for a seven-year downward trend in enrollment. In a report to the school board on Tuesday, they identified another hurdle: class size limits negotiated by the teachers’ union that have been in …

North Texas School District Superintendent Apologizes October 16, 2021 10:00 a.m. Posted: October 16, 2021 10:00 a.m. Update: October 16, 2021 10:02 AM Originally Posted: OCT 15 21 03:47 ET Updated: OCT 16 21 10:35 AM ET By Ashley Killough, CNN (CNN) – A North Texas School District superintendent apologized Thursday night after one of …

Wahl Editor’s note: Ahead of the Nov. 2 election, the Times-Republican sent out questionnaires to all declared candidates in municipal, municipal and school elections. We will be printing one candidate’s responses per day to city council and school board races this week in alphabetical order. In the school board race, Karina Hernandez is the only …

In 2012, the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) suspension rate for black students was 85% of the district’s total suspensions. Today, little has changed according to a report presented to a school board committee on Oct. 5. This is despite a January 2018 agreement with the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of …

Supporters of a Natomas Unified School District teacher filmed in an undercover video discussing antifa called on the district to allow the teacher to return to his post at a press conference Wednesday at the Sacramento office of the civil rights lawyer Mark Merin. Natomas Unified has announced plans to fire Inderkum High School teacher …

STONINGTON – Schools Superintendent Van Riley has tendered his resignation, but will remain at the helm until his replacement is hired. “It has been an honor to serve the families and students of the town of Stonington,” Riley said in a district press release. Riley, who lives in Mystic with his wife, Mary, has been …

(Posted on October 12, 2021) By Linda Dillman, Editor-in-Chief The action was swift and the October meeting was short for the local Jefferson School Board compared to previous months with a packed audience and a plethora of speakers. From the call to order by board chair Melissa Adams to the final hammer blow, the October …

YPSILANTI, MI – The Ypsilanti school board will discuss the resumes of candidates vying for a board seat recently vacated by a long-time member. The board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 11, during which it will select the top three candidates that it will then interview on October 18. …

The event was billed as a celebration of his accomplishments, but was more like a funeral – with a program, prayers, dinner, tearful testimonies, gospel hymns, and an overwhelming sense of loss. “It’s not fair for little black girls to see people like us come in and be so powerful, and to see them taken …

A spate of racist incidents hitting area schools in recent weeks has placed Kansas City in “a time of crisis,” black leaders, students and their parents said at an emergency town hall on Saturday. The meeting, organized by the Kansas City Defender, the Kansas City Black Panthers Revolutionary Party and the Black Futures Coalition, was …

Members of the Schuyler Community Schools School Board pose for a photo in March. SCS recently submitted its request for $ 4.3 million in emergency relief funds for Elementary and Secondary III schools, of which approximately $ 2 to $ 2.4 million for CVC upgrades and $ 600,000 for the renovation of the district office …

Three out of four newcomers will be elected to the Scarborough Board of Education on November 2, with three seats up for grabs and no incumbents in the race. The four candidates – John JP Kelleher III, Jenna Leong, Joshua Pobrislo and Jillian Trapini-Huff – are eager to be able to shape the future of …

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A school district in Wisconsin has built a new football field. In Iowa, a high school weight room is being renovated. Another in Kentucky replaces two outdoor tracks – all funded by billions of dollars from federal congressional pandemic relief sent to schools this year. The money is part of …

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Newport News Public Schools have come up with a new plan to keep students and staff safe at school. It’s been just over two weeks since a 15-year-old reportedly brought a gun to Heritage High School, had an argument with another student and ended up shooting, injuring two students. Newport …

New COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – Several administrators and an administrative secretary will not be returning to Vista Ridge High School, District 49 said in an email to parents this week, but it’s not entirely clear why . The email confirms that Assistant Principal Angela Duca, Assistant Principal Sarah Ricci, Athletic Director Brandon Monson and …

(The Center Square) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has said that a US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into a “worrying spike” in threats against school boards nationwide is designed to intimidate ” worried parents ”. “Attorney General Garland is arming the DOJ by using the FBI to prosecute concerned parents and silence them through …

PULASKI COUNTY, Virginia (WFXR) – Public schools in Pulaski County are making big changes due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The school district plans to turn to virtual learning every Friday in October. “We looked at the October schedule and found that Fridays were going to continue to be problematic with the number …

HALLOWELL – Regional School Unit 2 will receive just over $ 3 million under the US Rescue Plan (ARP), also known as the Postgraduate Elementary School Emergency Assistance Fund and secondary (ESSER). The total amount that RSU 2 will get is $ 3,088,400. The US bailout requires districts to set aside 20% – or $ …

School administrators have faced hostility from some parents and residents after the Pennsylvania mask order for schools took effect last month. This week, the Pennsylvania Principals Association released an investigation indicating the intense backlash they are experiencing from parents who oppose the statewide mask order. The survey found that 44% of principals who responded said …

Voters in the Northeast Local School District have a contested election race board to decide this fall. Three seats are available for four-year terms starting in January, and four candidates will give voters choices to make. The three incumbents whose terms expire at the end of the year – Mike Boff, Eric Wiemken and John …

(The Center Square) – Illinois’ playbook for the 2021-2022 school year was a throwback to in-person learning, with a limited number of students who would need distance learning. This has changed. “With the directive to go back to in-person learning, everyone has prepared for it,” Thomas Bertrand, executive director of the Illinois Association of School …

In summary The possibility of offering transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds will fill a critical gap in equity in access to preschool education. By Steven Kellner, Special for CalMatters Steven Kellner is a former school principal who now works for California educational partners, a non-profit organization. One Tuesday evening in May, third-grade teacher Clara Yanez …

Disclaimer: The descriptions in this story may be graphic to some readers. NICEVILLE, Fla. (WKRG) – An investigation has been opened into why a teacher allegedly showed the R-rated film, Alexander, at a high school class in Niceville, Florida. Parents said publicly at the Okaloosa County School Board meeting on September 27 that a teacher …

OLEAN – A week after dozens of community members attended an Olean Education Council meeting in response to comments from an Olean director who is also a pastor, the district has taken no action formal. Following the publication of several videos showing Joel Whitcher, co-director of Olean Intermediate Middle School, commenting on religion, sexual orientation, …

Lawyers representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state government school mask warrants filed on Friday to allow the PENNCREST school district, as well as two other school districts, to join the lawsuit. The law firm of Dillon, McCandless, King, Coulter and Graham LLP has filed a petition in Commonwealth Court to allow the …

512 SE Ellsworth Road, Vancouver District: Evergreen Public Schools Area: 62,000 square feet Architect / Contractor: LSW Architects / Petra Construction Cost / source of funding: $ 25.1 million / 2018 bond measure Students served: years K-5 Capacity: 550 students Opening year of the previous building: 1958 Fun fact (s): The existing school was occupied …

September 24, 2021 2:06 PM Posted: September 24, 2021 2:06 PM Update: September 24, 2021 2:30 PM Copyright 4 News Now COEUR D’ALENE, Wash. – Anti-mask protesters forced the Coeur d’Alene school district office into quarantine on Friday. Protesters initially gathered outside a special school board meeting that aimed to discuss the possibility of implementing …

The Steamboat Springs School Board will continue to hold meetings in a virtual format for the foreseeable future as a plan to move meetings to Steamboat Springs Middle School will take time to adjust. The district is pursuing a move to the college to allow for a larger audience that was already difficult to fit …